Long-Term Functional Recovery, Quality of Life, and Pregnancy After Solid Organ Transplantation.
This article reviews the salient features of functional recovery, health-related quality of life (HR-QOL), and reproductive health, with special emphasis on pregnancy outcomes in kidney and liver recipients. Transplantation results in improved functional status and HR-QOL. Addressing factors that limit the optimal rehabilitation of transplant recipients can improve transplant outcomes. After successful transplantation, there is a rapid return of fertility, warranting counseling regarding contraception. Practitioners should be aware of the teratogenic potential of mycophenolic acid products. Posttransplant pregnancies are high risk, with increased incidences of hypertension, preeclampsia, and prematurity. Most pregnancies in kidney and liver recipients have successful maternal and newborn outcomes.
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Rao, S., Ghanta, M., Moritz, M. J., & Constantinescu, S. (2016). Long-Term Functional Recovery, Quality of Life, and Pregnancy After Solid Organ Transplantation. The Medical Clinics Of North America, 100(3), 613-629. doi:10.1016/j.mcna.2016.01.010
Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Other Medical Specialties | Surgery
Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty